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Description - This 618-acre park has 19,800 feet of freshwater frontage on the White River and contains an old growth Natural Forest Area.

In addition, many historical features still remain from the early logging activities at the site. There are remnants of the 1850s wagon road, old Highway 5 of the early 1900s, and the newer Highway 410. The cabin remains from the old homestead claimed for timber in the 1800s, and the cabin remains from forest fire wardens of the 1930s - 1960s. There are also Springboard notches from early logging, bridge turnbuckles, and telegraph insulators from the days of the CCC.

Park amenities include 51 picnic sites, a comfort station, vault toilets, and two kitchen shelters.

Additionally, there is an interpretive center and three interpretive display shelters, three interpretive trails totaling 1.75 miles, 9.5 miles of hiking trail and 5.7 miles of road with parking for 70 vehicles. Guided walks are available by making appointments with the Park Ranger.

Recreation - Park visitors enjoy the Catherine Montgomery Interpretive Center, picnicking, hiking, fishing and, in the winter, cross country skiing.

Climate - Washington's climate varies with each region. The Cascades split the state and alter weather patterns. Moisture bearing winds coming from the west give generous amounts of precipitation to the western slopes of the mountains, with wintertime snow above about 3000 feet. This area has an average annual precipitation of 87 inches and an average wintertime snow depth of 87 inches.

Average maximum summer temperatures are in the mid to high 60s with a minimum average in the mid 40s. Because of the elevation and distance from the moderating oceans, winter temperatures are much colder than those in in the Seattle area, with minimum temperatures in the 20s and maximum temperatures in the 30s.

Location - Federation Forest State Park is located 18 miles southeast of Enumclaw on State Highway 410 in King County.


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Contact Information:
Federation Forest State Park, 49201 Enumclaw-Chinook Pass Rd. , Enumclaw, WA, 98022, Phone: 360-663-2207, Fax: 360-663-0172

Additional Information:
Seattle Area/Volcano Country - This is Volcano Country, home of three volcanoes and a gorge, all in remarkably close proximity to urban centers, from Portland to Puget Sound. This region includes the Seattle and Tacoma metropolitan areas as well as Vancouver, Washington.
Washington State Parks - Washington has 149 state parks located around the state.

Links:
Washington State Parks - Official Agency Website

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